Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

It seems like my job is much like the Military. There seems to be a lot of "hurry up and wait" -ing involved. I worked like a mad woman all last week cranking out 3 quilt tops. There were late nights and too much caffeine. There were also some foggy, brain challenged emails sent back and forth between us quilting ladies in the wee hours of the morning. It seems, no matter how obscure my question was, or how late I was asking it, there was another sleep deprived quilter on the other end who answered. Thanks everyone!!!! My three tops are now with machine quilter extraordinaire - Kari Ruedisale. She will work her magic. The fourth top will be delivered to her tomorrow by Leigh Ann - my angel of mercy and the most perfect quilter this side of the Mississippi. Really. Anyone who knows Leigh Ann and her sewing will back me up on that. The 5th and final top will get to Kari, via Leigh Ann early next week. Things are going as planned. I was kind of at a standstill with my work once I had my 3 tops done. I was waiting on a box of stuff from Polly. It didn't get here until about an hour ago. That left me with last evening free. Wow. I got out the red hexagons and did a few more. Two more evenings watching Baseball and stitching will have my jar full of hexagons ready to be sewn together. (Jill - this picture is for you. Yes, I can do that many in one evening). Tomorrow will get me back to work making stuff for the booth and crossing things off my packing list. That's about it, people. Sewing and waiting for the UPS guy. Glamorous.

This next picture is for Polly.This is a photo of a magnolia tree in Ann Arbor. It is on the corner of Huron and Seventh, for all you locals. It is one of my favorite things this time of year. I drive by it several times a day. It has been there for as long as I can remember and Polly and I have had conversations about it. For the last few years it has looked kind of sad and some limbs have broken off. I told Polly last year that I thought it might be a goner. Surprise! It has come back with a vengeance this year. This picture was taken after a rainstorm and it had lost quite a bit of foliage - but the day before it was grand. Hurray for my favorite tree in Tree Town.

Let's see, what else is new. Jan Patek has a blog, if you don't know about it yet. The link is at the left. She blogged today about the awesome invitations mailed out by Moda for Spring Market and the accompanying party. We all wait anxiously every year for the Moda invitation. It was certainly worth the wait this year. Lissa, and all your staff - it's just adorable! Well, that about wraps up all that is fit to blog about. Later.



Minick and Simpson said...

Thanks for the photo of "our" favorite tree, and so happy to hear it is fighting to live, and doing it very nicely. I hate to admit I remember when that tree was small - oh dear.
Anyway, from a homesick Ann Arborite, thanks

Jill said...

Laurie, thanks for the new photo of the 'little red things' I'm starting mine tomorrow!

PamKittyMorning said...

Now why is it we are never invited to the party? Love the invite. Seriously, could it be any cuter?

See you there. I'm still waiting for the rest of the yardage from Lisa but coveting what you sent!!!

Finn said...

Awesome picture of the magnolia, and so happy to hear of it's renewal.
Didn't know Michigan had magnolia trees, being from WI I've only seen them in Mississippi back in the 60's.
So happy your deadlines are met and you have some "you" time *VBS* Hugs, Finn

Jan PATEK said...

Can't believe you got that many tops done since the fabric arrived. Your booth at Market is going to be awesome. I seem to be using the word awesome a lot in my comments on your blog but those hexagons look like lots of fun. I do berries the way you do hexagons. And the tree is just awesome. See you at Market. Jan

Quilt Enthusiast said...

Sewing and waiting for the UPS guy. That sounds
wonderful to me.
And by the way every one of your quilts are on my
to do list.

Jodi Nelson said...

Love the magnolia tree. Thanks for sharing.

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